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    Question To have or to having!?

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    Brannigan, 30, of Castleknock, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court  to having green diesel in his carís fuel tank on January 10, 2011
    The meaning of the sentence can be found comprehensive, but i wonder why the writer used "GERUND" after "TO", i.e. "TO HAVING".
    could i write "TO HAVE"?
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    Re: To have or to having!?

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    As far as I know, "plead guilty to" can only be followed by either a noun or a gerund.

    By the way, could you perhaps use the normal quote feature, instead of that code-thingy? It's a little bit inconventient.

    Brannigan, 30, of Castleknock, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to having green diesel in his car’s fuel tank on January 10, 2011.

    I’ve been cormless and fuelish | The Sun |Irish Home|Irish Showbiz
    Also, I think it's a good idea to credit the source.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 11-Oct-2012 at 03:26.

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